Why politicians will talk about anything but our ballooning national debt

Our leaders like to talk about sustainability. Forget sustainable — how is this sane?

Wonks will say the graph should be weighted for this variable or have lines showing that trend. All are free to create their own graphics to better fit their narrative, and I’m sure they will. But the numbers shown can’t be spun by either side.

All figures come directly from the federal government, and math doesn’t care about fairness or good intentions. Spending vastly more than you have, decade after decade, is foolish when done by a Republican or a Democrat. Two plus two doesn’t equal 33.2317 after you factor in a secret MAGA multiplier.

If anything, the graph is far too optimistic; I don’t mention future projections due to exploding entitlements.